“We are closing on the land on September 9 and are calling the building Digit,” Roumaya said. The rental flats will range in size from under 700 to more than 1,100 square feet in the brightly colored, four-story building. Rents will start at about $1,200 a month.
Architect Kevin Parma of Parmadesign designed the project. Digit and the Lorenzo Hotel, which is planned seven blocks north, will create new anchors along old South Akard.
“I now have five buildings along Akard,” Roumaya said. “It’s a community move. I’m doing place-making along the old Akard corridor, which I really love.”
Roumaya plans to break ground on his new apartment project late next month. He’s also working on plans to convert several old shipping containers into small commercial or residential spaces as part of the project.